Less than 24 hours after facing the New York Yankees, and coming up short, the Tigers will face their cross-town rivals from Queens, the New York Mets. Because the Amazins’ train in Port St. Lucie, which is quite the drive away from Lakeland, this is the one and only time the teams will face each other this spring.
Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates — 1:05 PM EST
Joker Marchant Stadium–Lakeland, Fla.
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit (click for radio affiliates)
Live Stats: MLB Gameday
Weather Forecast: 70 degrees, sunny
When We Last Met
Detroit visited Citi Field last August and swept the home-standing Mets in a three-game series. The Tigers walloped the Mets by a combined score of 20 to 4, including a pretty great pitchers duel between Max Scherzer and Matt Harvey. Scherzer got the best of Harvey that day, with the Tigers claiming a 3-0 victory, and this also proved to be the last game of the 2013 season for rookie phenom Harvey–who underwent Tommy John surgery shortly after the game.
- Ian Kinsler
- Ezequiel Carrera
- Torii Hunter
- Victor Martinez
- Alex Avila
- Don Kelly
- Nick Castellanos
- Daniel Fields
- Bryan Holaday
Drew Smyly gets the start.